It’s not the years that define us, but the stories we create along the way.

For the first time, we've
made these stories
available in one place.

Groundbreakers collects and preserves the history of our community. Charting the evolution of the Oquirrhs and the Kennecott mine at its heart.

And as you add your own stories, the site will become even more valuable.

We hope you enjoy unearthing the riches of our past, and the pride that will live on, long into our future.

About Rio Tinto Kennecott

Kennecott marked its 120th year in 2023
since operations began. From 1903 to today, Kennecott’s copper has helped to power Utah, and it continues to provide the materials the world needs.

The Kennecott mine, an iconic landmark in the Salt Lake Valley, became a part of the Rio Tinto group in 1989.

See where history was made

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